Posted on: September 29, 2011
Few successfully placed alumni from KIAMS were interviwed. These alumni, placed in big multinationals recommend KIAMS as the perfect MBA platform and share some reasons for the same.
As per these alums, KIAMS is a place where you not only build your academic career, but also grow as a person. The curriculum at KIAMS is so designed that it encourages creative thinking and entrepreneurship. However, the focus at KIAMS is not only on the curriculum and books via which the education is delivered but also on the personal grooming of the students.
Alums feel that KIAMS has made them “more confident, determined and practical.” They feel that the institute management and faculty members ensured that they graduated from KIAMS a far more complete person than when they had joined – a hallmark of any up-coming B-School. As a KIAMS alumini puts it, “KIAMS Education is all about creating entrepreneurs; it has helped me to think beyond the boundaries”.
A very important virtue learnt by students at KIAMS is honesty. Honesty is embedded in and is an integral part of the entire KIAMS’ ecosphere. Right from the administration, the faculty members and to the students – honesty is stressed upon as the most important and integral value. The KIAMS Administration is exemplary in this context. They display their annual placements by clearly differentiating between students placed because of KIAMS and those who managed to bag their placements for other reasons and through different medium.
M.P. Singh, who got recently placed with Asian paints as a Sales Consultant aptly remarked on being asked about the contribution of KIAMS in his life- “There are thousands of things to learn at a place which is a conglomerate of different people with different attitudes and beliefs. KIAMS is such a place and it made me ready for life.”
KIAMS appreciates and encourages inculcation of values. One of the faculties at KIAMS has rightly stated, “Win just for the sake of Winning, don’t Win for any reward or return. Win for the taste of Winning”.
KIAMS Alums guide their juniors to “be as natural as you can” and ensure that you keep studying beyond the academic curriculum to make yourself “industry ready”.
The faculty of KIAMS can be best described through Basharat Abbas’ words who stated- “KIAMS education surely imparts in oneself the Calmness of GI, Subtle nature of Janaki, Research oriented approach of RNV, Professionalism of V S Pai, Attitude of BrandMan S Anantram, Pragmatic approach of Sunil, Brisk nature of TV!”
Amongst the students of the 2009-2011 batch of PGDM who made their way into the corporate world, many of them managed to bag quite impressive annual salary packages. The highest salary offered was Rs. 8.12 lakhs per annum. Salaries averaged out at Rs. 4.55 lakhs per annum.
Rama Prabhu is quite happy with his job profile at Hindustan Unilever in its supply chain. “In spite of being a non-engineer I eyed for a career in supply chain. I feel I was fully prepared to take up this career, in terms of knowledge and skills because I was focused with my choice of Industries and the profile I wanted,” he says. A very studious person, Rama Prabhu is a career-focused youngster. He believes in going beyond the expected. Besides the regular curriculum, Rama put in a lot of extra efforts on his own. “The syllabus of this course is the gist of learning and research which people in the corporate world get after years of experience. The KIAMS course is worth to be studied to get an edge over others,” he elaborates.
KIAMS trains its students to be a leader from day one. The institute has not only continued its rich tradition of churning out brilliant managers, but also ensured that each manager graduating from KIAMS is a person of substance, ready to take on the rigors of the corporate world.